Yup, Charlie said it best - LuMPyBumPY!
I ordered a total of 10 tires and sent back all but two, and even the two I kept are lumpier than I'd like. Some of the worst bumps I've seen. Not worth the price. Not worth the page on which they're printed.
> Lumpy, bumpy, humpy but fat.
> In the event that you try a set and they are acceptable, let the rest of us
> know. I wouldn't buy another set based on my experience unless QC has improved.
> I believe that certain other listmembers feel the same.
> Make sure that you can fit them on a clean built-up, true wheel without glue
> and, if (when) they are lumpy, return them.
> Charlie Young
> buh-bump, buh-bump, buh-bump goes the Hetchins in
> Honeybrook, PA
> > I noticed that the online QBP catalogs are now listing tubulars by
> > Challenge. Supposedly, these are made form the old Clement molds. The
> > Paris-Roubaix sounds particularly interesting at 28mm and nearly half
> > the price of a Vittoria Pave. My LBS had one of the Volcano models and
> > it seemed like a decent tire, especially for $15.
> > The tires can be seen at
> > http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30
> > http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&Category=1660 &Category=1660
> > Does anybody have any experience with or comments about these tires?
> > Thanks
> > Sean Smith
> > Balboa Island, CA